2017 continues to feed our adventurous outdoor spirits. The kids have snowshoed, gone sledding, and of course hiked. Introducing our kids to new activities has been interesting. For example, when Joe took MJ down the sledding hill we learned that MJ doesn’t like sledding. As he distanced himself from Joe, after getting off the sled, he continuously said, “no thank you!” It was cute and unexpected. Similarly, MJ didn’t love snowshoeing. He thought it was fun for about 5 minutes. Then he just sat down and ate snow.
For our snowshoeing adventure, we went to a local golf course. In hindsight, it was a good idea to stay local so the kids could test out new activities without being too far from home. AJ enjoyed both snowshoeing and sledding. At 3 1/2 he is at a great age for trying new things.
For the most part, we have continued to hike for our weekly outdoor adventures. AJ is a pretty solid hiker and MJ is just starting to take to the trails. Now that MJ is hiking our pace has slowed quite a bit, but that is just temporary. I have no doubt that one day our boys will out hike us. To make our hikes more interesting we joined the 52 Hike Challenge through Instagram and are using a calendar to write down the names of our hikes. So far we have gone on 8 hikes and we have gone sledding and snowshoeing. It’s rare that we decide to hike the same trail twice. There is just so much to do and see here in CO.
The following pictures capture some of our 2017 adventures so far!